Psyched to Meet You: Masaki Batoh

PSYCHED TO MEET YOU: MASAKI BATOH Interview by Gareth Thompson Masaki Batoh grew up in Japan and began playing the guitar aged nineteen. He was a founding member of experimental band Ghost, who often lived a nomadic existence. Batoh’s solo albums are a labyrinth of sound, drawing on classical, folk and psych-rock themes. His recent … Continue reading Psyched to Meet You: Masaki Batoh

MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Words by Melanie Xulu With a lot of us stuck at home and with more spare time on our hands during these scary and uncertain times, I've compiled a list of films I always seem to find myself returning to, from Walkabout to Withnail & I. Hopefully there are a few things amongst this list … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

  The Hare and Hoofe Helgi's, London 29th February 2020 Words by Melanie Xulu Photographs by Jeff Pitcher To celebrate one hundred issues of the much-loved Shindig! Magazine, madcap minstrels The Hare and Hoofe took to the best occult rock bar in London town, Helgi's. Geared up in personalised boiler suits and war paint, the fearful fivesome opened … Continue reading Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

An interview with Kvasar

MOOF Magazine chat to Swedish jazz/prog/psych five-piece Kvasar, ahead of their London gig at Helgi's bar (Hackney) this Thursday. MOOF: Are you excited to play London?  Kvasar: Yes! Many of our biggest inspirations are from England, and started their career in London. So in a sense it’s like coming home, walking our own path but … Continue reading An interview with Kvasar

Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)

MOOF Magazine are delighted to premiere the brand new single from London based folk-rock outfit, Great Silkie. Take an exclusive listen to 'I Don't Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)’ ahead of its release this Friday on Crocodile Records, as part of their new Digital Singles Club. Written and arranged by ex-Voyeurs guitarist … Continue reading Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)

MOOF Magazine to Collaborate with The Jam Ringo Experience

MOOF are over the moon to join forces with wonderfully quirky Australian online music talkshow, The Jam Ringo Experience, a monthly music talkshow that aims to promote live music and bands, in a 70’s psychedelic setting and surreal manner (that we love!) Hosted by Jam Ringo, "a groovy and partially wigged out individual", The Jam Ringo … Continue reading MOOF Magazine to Collaborate with The Jam Ringo Experience

the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin

Cut and paste collage artist and founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective, Morgan Jesse Lappin, speaks to MOOF about his artwork and some exciting upcoming projects… MOOF: Why collage? How did you get into collage in the first place? MJL: I started making collage art because it was my way of coming up with designs … Continue reading the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin

Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas

It's that time of year again! People won't stop banging on about the John Lewis Christmas advert, 'late night shopping' is doing your head in, and you've probably eaten your body weight in mince pies and chocolate selection boxes... Whilst many of us celebrate this strange tradition, it turns out, it's probably a little stranger than we … Continue reading Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas

Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood

Mark Fry and Friends, Sir Plastic Crimewave & Sara Gossett, Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet), Dan Davies (Wolf People) September 27th 2017 The Betsey Trotwood, London A sign by the door immediately grabs my attention, it reads “Astral folk this way --> Comedy that way<--" A tough choice, but tonight I'm here for the astral folk. … Continue reading Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood